Back to the roots of karate in Okinawa. This report shows the original and pure Karate styles in the presence of Okinawa with their heritage. A human body becomes the ultimate destructive weapon with its mysterious divine techniques. Karate is a martial art far beyond your imagination. It can only be mastered with years of continuation and practice to reach the state of true self-consciousness.
Karate will make its first appearance on the Games programme at Tokyo 2020, with men and women competing in kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) events at the Nippon Budokan.
More official information under https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/sport/olympic/karate/
Sensei Andre Bertel, as a direct student of Master Tetsuhiko Asai, is showing his abilities and understanding of the Asai Karate Style. This is a brief video from my first International Budo Karate Seminar in Freital, Germany. In the Asai style, a lot of circular movements, paired with tai sabaki are typical.Continue reading Asai Shotokan Impressions